Monday, March 2, 2015

Tell Me a True Story - week of March 2

Reading a True Story
The BETRAYAL story below is from my book, Rescue the Stories Book Two. 

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Please Step Out of the Truck !!
The morning was bright and it was a good day for installing new roofs.  The trucks were loaded, and only one more detail needed attending.  Robert left the yard and ran up the stairs planning to enter the office for a quick note.  

Almost in midair, my husband stopped his stride, as he heard the voice of the Lord speak so clearly, “Go back to the yard and fire your cousin Jimmy.”  

WOW, he thought to himself, “What is that all about?” 

Without hesitation, he ceased his flight into the office, and returned to the yard.  In a voice quick and unwavering he requested Jimmy to step out of the truck.  

“Jimmy, I do not know what this is all about, but the Lord just spoke to me and said to let you go, so take your tools and leave; you are fired.” 

No questions were asked by Jimmy, it was as if he already knew, and we were soon to discover. 

Within a few days we received a telephone call from a lady telling us that the roof we had recently installed for her was leaking.   

We had no record of this roof installation!   

It appeared that on the week ends, our trusted cousin was using his access to our yard and was working on the side for his own profit.  He was using our truck, our contracts, our materials, collecting the payments, and all without our knowledge. 
The Lord was kind to us and put a stop to it! 

In life there are many forms of betrayal. 

Perhaps the worse kind is that of a beloved relative or friend.  Wounded souls strive to recover from the effect of damage from unfaithful spouses, cheating fiancées, abusive parents, rape, drug and alcohol abuse and a list too numerous to name.  The effects of betrayal ripple through the entire family as they are all injured in the holocaust.  

Disloyalty from a person who was admired, idolized and loved is so very difficult to fathom.  Where is relief for those aching from such treachery?  Where is there a solace for the deeply hurt? 

In his final hours prior to the crucifixion, Jesus was betrayed with a kiss by one of his closest disciples, Judas. 
A short time later, his beloved Peter, denied knowing Jesus and to prove his rejection, he cursed Jesus.  Then at last all the disciples fled in terror, leaving Jesus alone, abandoned and betrayed.   

About that time, Jesus took on himself all the sins of the world on his body, including your sins and mine. 
His Heavenly father could not bear to look at Jesus and darkness covered the earth. To have His Heavenly Father turn His back, intensified Jesus’ anguish and suffering. It was simply too much. 

In our human aching, we may desire to blame God for the failures of our loved ones.  We may even end up cursing God because we hurt so horribly.  We might even say, “Oh yes, they knew perfectly well what they were doing and I will pay them back by punishing them in my own way.”   

What was the reaction of Jesus to all this mental, emotional and physical rejection?  Finally His words rang out, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”  

Forgiveness may not change the circumstances, but forgiveness frees up the forgiver. It begins a healing process that may have been long needed.

The persons who have done the wrong deeds will do doubt suffer a lengthy and lingering regret.  Ultimately, they will experience the consequences of their actions.  

If you are hurting and angry today from betrayal, kneel at the feet of Jesus and allow Him to take you in his arms. He understands it all, and He loves you very much!!  Then, permit the gentle Jesus to show you His love and His forgiveness for your own rebellion and betrayal.
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Saleslady371 said...

Betrayal hurts so bad but it's never right to blame God. I remember how vulnerable I felt when I was betrayed. I think people wonder why God wasn't there to protect them. And yet, He always is with us. Your solution is perfect, forgiveness, but it's hard to do.

Thank you for hosting these great stories on your blog.

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

Betrayal can either make one bitter or better. I'm glad it made you better.

Thank you for inviting me to share my story about my Israel trip and my new Igbo friends

Blessings and shalom,

Ann K from Cairn Cottage said...

Betrayal from those closest to us is the hardest to let go of. Some people say, "I'll forgive, but I won't forget". Of course, we can't erase these experiences from our memories, but can't hold grudges, either. I try to, instead say the quote, "Let go and let God".

Laurie Collett said...

Thank you for sharing this story of betrayal by a loved one. That hurts terribly, as it must have hurt Jesus to be betrayed by the people He came to save and even by those closest to Him. Thanks for hosting & God bless.

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Wow, that's really something! What caught my attention was not the betrayal. I'm afraid I have been betrayed many times that although it still hurts, it no longer shocks me. What's so amazing is how the Lord spoke to your husband. It's just like when the Lord spoke to Abraham! We don't know why, we just know that we should obey.

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Thank you Hazel. Betrayal is never a funny experience. Only God can heal the broken-hearted.
God Blessings to you. How are you?